Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 17, 2011 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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In this groundbreaking book, organizational effectiveness experts Edward Lawler and Christopher Worley show how organizations can be “built to change” so they can last and succeed in today’s global economy. Instead of striving to create a highly reliable Swiss watch that consistently produces the same behavior, they argue organizations need to be designed in ways that stimulate and facilitate change. Built to Change focuses on identifying practices and designs that organizations can adopt so that they are able to change. As Lawler and Worley point out, organizations that foster continuous change
  • Are closely connected to their environments
  • Reward experimentation
  • Learn about new practices and technologies
  • Commit to continuously improving performance
  • Seek temporary competitive advantages
 

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Contents

How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 1 Why Build Organizations to Change
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 2 A Dynamic View of Organizational Effectiveness
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 3 Strategizing
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 4 Structuring for Effectiveness and Change
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 5 Developing the Right Information Measurement and DecisionMaking Processes
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 6 Acquiring the Right Talent
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 7 Managing Human Capital
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 8 Meeting the Leadership Challenge
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 9 Designing Reward Systems
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 10 Rewarding Performance and Change
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Chapter 11 Creating a BuilttoChange Organization
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Notes
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Acknowledgments
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness About the Authors
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How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness Index
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THE AUTHORS

Edward E. Lawler III is distinguished professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business and founder and director of USC's Center for Effective Organizations. He is the author of Treat People Right! and a leading consultant to major corporations.

Christopher G. Worley is a research scientist at USC's Center for Effective Organizations and the former director of the Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) program at Pepperdine University. He is the author of Integrated Strategic Change.

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